This course will introduce students to key skills in the English major by developing their expertise in reading, writing, and critical thinking. It will promote an appreciation of the multi-faceted resources of language, and of the challenges and satisfactions entailed in writing, and in writing about, literature and culture.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Summer 3 - 2017.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand and be able to engage in the practice of research;
2. Have the capacity to plan, develop, and complete a research essay in the discipline of English;
3. Understand and be able to deploy terms and techniques necessary to analysis of literature in English;
4. Have a basic understanding of cultural and linguistic issues important in the analysis of literature in English.
This course will introduce students to effective writing and reading strategies for a range of purposes and readerships. Topics will cover areas such as
- Grammar, sentence structure, and the hierarchy of ideas
- The art of punctuation
- Working with words in a living language
- Handling tone, voice, and register
- Managing metaphor, satire, irony
- Engaging with scholarship and different rhetorical styles
- Managing complex ideas and arguments
- Organization and contextual relevance
- New technologies and new communities of reading and writing
Written Assignment: One to seven written assignments